Thread regarding DXC Technology layoffs

Is anybody even considering DXC as a long term career option anymore?

And I don't mean simply working somewhere, I mean actually making progress and moving ahead in your job? In all honesty, I don't think that's even possible anymore. When was the last time an open management position has been filled by somebody from inside DXC? All I'm seeing is people being brought in from the outside to fill those spots. Am I wrong?

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Post ID: @OP+17p60L7Z

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There is no long term careers anymore. Companies don't acre about there employee's and employee's don't care about the company.

My 1st IT job I had for 26+ years and during the 1st 20 the company actually cared, but the last 6 and then on no company I worked for gave a rats a$$ about you. Just work you to death or till you leave for more money

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Post ID: @1stby+17p60L7Z

When you INSPIRE PEOPLE, they do BETTER WORK FOR CUSTOMERS… What do say to that?

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Post ID: @awol+17p60L7Z

@9mcf+17p60L7Z; he probably had good intentions at the beginning then saw the vertical cliff face in trying to repair Lawrie's %%$%$ up and bad reputation that tarnished CSC and then DXC and now brining his friends in. There job is to get as much as they can (like all management do & ceo's ), split and sell parts of the company off raising money + boosting share price in short term, then leave at right time collecting as much as possible as a golden handshake. The management from the top could / should have do a top - bottom reorganizations - removing ineffectual procedures, management and investing in their hard working technical people at bottom but this hasn't happened and unlikely to happen

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Post ID: @9hzc+17p60L7Z

@7vun+17p60L7Z - this is not a good thing to be doing. DXC has a very large number of good folks who've been utterly demotivated and ground down by exceptionally poor, and in many cases bullying, management. I've been appalled by some of the management practices that I saw during my time at DXC. Thankfully I got out, but still check back here now and again. I though Mike S would change things, but clearly that hasn't happened.

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Post ID: @9mcf+17p60L7Z

@3dil+17p60L7Z This is exactly what my previous people managers (yes, plural) have said before being laid off. What's worse, I can completely relate to your comment, because those are highly similar things I've heard myself. Higher ups will say and do anything to avoid granting you a raise. Even if that means lying to your face without blinking their eyes, or putting you on the next WFR list.

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Post ID: @7vzr+17p60L7Z

by hfthjxdhb your doing a disservice to your new company, there are a lot of smart technical people still at DXC and that are looking for work Because you hate the management is no reason to take it out on anyone else. What if your employer did that, then you too would be still out of a job

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Post ID: @7xcy+17p60L7Z

I got made redundant in UK and now have a role where influential on recruitment.

If cv turns up anywhere in company with CSC or DXC I quietly ensure gets binned. Couple interviewed so not obvious..needless to say they did not get a job....at least one knew me and thought was a great way in..how ironic.

It is just the way it is.

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Post ID: @7vun+17p60L7Z

@2ysz+17p60L7Z I think the key phrase in your post is "a former manager of this company". I too came from the HPE side of DXC and have been able to get my staff some modest pay rises in the past, it definitely wasn't easy and you had to ask for more than you wanted so management got the satisfaction of cutting it back. That said, with the financials going down I can't get any requests approved. Exec management are openly stating that they can do this because of the state of the Covid job market i.e. "don't ask for more money, they are lucky to have a job.". Isn't going to help with Staff Engagement scores at next survey

So don't go blaming the people managers its really a thankless role at DXC, no decision making power at all. At least you escaped.

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Post ID: @3dil+17p60L7Z

Well, being a former manager of this company I can agree with some, but not all statements here. I was able to promote a lot of people and give salary raises which was a hard battle, but the people deserved it. I fixed mismanagement that piled up over a decade and resolved a lot of cases with a great team and a manager I reported to who was the same style and thinking. We have been disgusted with some of the situations people must have been through from HP/HPE and DXC... However, the management chain in place was old EDS and we did what we had to do. It took months, sometimes over a year to get it done, but we did it for the people. It still was under Lawrie and Samson. However, all I can say is: It is your manager you need to convince and it is him/her to get it done... and if it needs some phone calls to the highest levels, goddamned that's what they are paid for...

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Post ID: @2ysz+17p60L7Z

@1uiu+17p60L7Z why are you even on this site, surely your not with DXC. This is a DXC Layoff site it is suppose to be used to complain about layoffs, the company , it's lousy management and to help others who are layoff, Riffed to find other jobs.

So go climb back in the hole where you came from

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Post ID: @2zaf+17p60L7Z

A recruiter called me today and mentioned the magical word being "DXC". I had to tell them 4 times that I refuse to work for them and they just did not get it. Sad that some mug recruiter is tasked with selling the impossible.

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Post ID: @2okc+17p60L7Z

try to hang on 5 to 10 years...then redundancy. Only reason I joined.

My performance will be dropping in 2 years.

To be fair, not good now. Manager clueless..gives me 2 weeks for something I do in 5 hours..claddic.

Perfect.

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Post ID: @1fkm+17p60L7Z

I'm a techie, like most people in the company, yet I literally can't see any pathway for advancement in my job role unless I just become a people manager. It's not even that you need to wait for someone to croak, it's just that the company doesn't seem to want to organically promote its own and so there are no success stories. The blatant nepotism is quite shocking. We just seem to have a succession of shady new Accenture 'friends of Mike' who talk like the executive summary of an "MBA in 7 Days" book. To quote Oscar Wilde, they know the cost of everything but the value of nothing. I'm surprised he doesn't just do a Trump and appoint his own kids and their spouses to be senior advisors.

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Post ID: @1sag+17p60L7Z

Most of you guys are paper pushers. If you are real smart cookies, you would be in amazon, google, cisco or the likes of microsoft where there is real innovation and engineering prowess. You guys came here for outsourcing aka run windoz and unix stuff. So you are paid for what you deliver. So be happy you got a job and deliver what are supposed to. If you are that smart, go apply for a startup and add value, nobody is stopping you. Getting tired of these people crying all the time.

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Post ID: @1uiu+17p60L7Z

Working at DXC is the epitome of self-torture. You have to be grossly incompetent AND have zero self esteem to settle for employment here.

And what’s worse is listing DXC on your resume if you ever wake up and want to try for a real job. You may as well advertise you have a bad case of geni+al herpes mixed with highly contagious @nal warts.

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Post ID: @1gxp+17p60L7Z

In the Asia region the "would you recommend DXC" score is appalling. Even those who can be bothered to fill the the survey; the new, the naive, the sycophants and those still trying to make a difference and have their voices heard.platform don't score it highly.

Why would or could you recommend a company that treats you like a commodity, is only interested in hitting it's quarterly numbers and is focused on legacy business that others are exiting? Even the sales teams are feeling it with their bonus plans and payouts delayed as the organisation fails to get the basics right like pay people fairly and on time.

Most sane people trying to exit but DXC on the resume isn't helpful in a buyers market

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Post ID: @1abv+17p60L7Z

Today there is no such thing as a long term career , companies don't treat people like they used to and employee's don't treat companies the same either.

It's join and learn what you can and then move on for a higher salary. The days of staying 7, 10, 15 , 20 or like I did before DXC 28 years are over.

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Post ID: @hvn+17p60L7Z

DXC is not the place to pursue a long-term career. It's simply not in the company's interest.

Here's a perspective from Europe:

I've been here for many years and I'm glad I can open a new chapter. Back when I was part of the HP/HPE family, there's was still a sense that people matter. People got promoted and there was a feeling people can make progress in their professional life.

I only know two people in the last three years who were promoted to people managers but only after their manager quit the company and they took over the team.

When you are just starting your career, DXC might be an interesting place to get the experience. That's what I have experienced myself. And if you can withstand the politics, constant threats and that feeling you are just a number for some sh**head who thinks he/she is important and you accept the fact that your manager is nothing more than just a puppet, then I would say it's a good place to start - but certainly not to stay for the long-haul.

In my unit, my manager left the company voluntarily with a package and she told me honestly she could no longer live with the fact that she needs to tell people all the time that there won't be a promotion in this FY, or the FY after that; telling people to pack their stuff because some excel id**t doesn't understand the local business in the regions.

It must really s— to be a manager in the company, without having anything to say in regards to personnel matters, like promotions or pay rises or making any siginifcant business decisions without taking into account the thousands of nonsense policies this company has created over the years.

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Post ID: @xjv+17p60L7Z

Don't be silly - no future, use it for just getting pay checks and learning new in demand stuff on the portal on company's time. Still not received any pay rises, nor paid training since joining

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Post ID: @zpn+17p60L7Z

Not from what I can see. I cannot remember the last time someone I know has been promoted. People have had their roles expanded as cuts are made, bot no promotions per se. I am not sure there is a career path for my role.

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